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Join us for a songwriters roundtable, where members critique and provide feedback on each other's songs.

The roundtable will be hosted by musician-songwriter-producer Neel Modi at The Central, a Toronto hot spot for musicians, artists and poets in the Bloor / Bathurst area of downtown Toronto, right next to Honest Ed's in the heart of Mirvish Village.

The Central is graciously giving our group the main floor to hold our roundtable.



The roundtable is intended to provide a friendly and constructive environment to allow members to get feedback on their songwriting. All musical genres are welcome, including pop, rock, hip hop, country, folk, instrumental, ethnic, jazz, blues, funk, R&B, experimental, spoken word, and any others.

Members who don't have a song for group critique are still encouraged to attend. The more feedback, the better! This will also be a great opportunity for members to get to know each other.



Members will be randomly selected to present their song, which is then followed by discussion and constructive feedback from the group.  Each song will receive 10 to 12 minutes for presentation and critique.  If any members' songs do not get heard, they will be given priority during the group's next roundtable event.

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO: Bring one pre-recorded song, or bring a guitar to perform it live for the group.  A laptop, mixer and speaker are provided so you may bring your recording on a portable player (e.g. iPod) or USB stick. For portable players, anything with a standard headphone jack (1/8") is OK.  CD's cannot be accommodated for this meetup.

A TECHNICAL NOTE: For members bringing a pre-recorded song, please ensure it is a MONO MIX, as there may be only one speaker available in the room.  Please contact the event host if you have a question about this.

SONG PROTECTION: To protect your song, it's recommended you record and copyright it before the session. You can easily do this by sending the song in a sealed envelope to yourself via registered mail. When you receive the envelope, don't open it or the proof of copyright will be negated!



WHEN: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

ROUNDTABLE: 6 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: The Central, 603 Markham Street (about one and a half blocks southwest of the Bathurst station on the Bloor-Danforth subway line)

The roundtable is on the main floor.

EVENT PRICE: No admission fee, but please order a drink and/or a meal to support the venue



The Central offers a wide selection of inexpensive food items. There is no cover charge.

PARKING: Metered parking is available on Bloor, Bathurst and Markham Streets. A city parking lot is located just north of Bloor on Markham Street. A private lot is located on Lennox Street.



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  • Glenn F

    First time out with the group. A really nice collection of artists. I thoroughly enjoyed the conversations. The comments about the artists were complimentary and encouraging. Very happy to attend.

    1 · May 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great time! The feedback was positive and encouraging, which is perfect for first-timers.

    1 · May 16, 2013

  • Jaime

    Fun, inspiring, really good meetup!

    1 · May 16, 2013

  • Jane G.

    Thanks very much for welcoming a newbie and listening to me talk about filk. It's a friendly, encouraging group and I'll tell other local filk songwriters they should come. See you again soon I hope.

    1 · May 16, 2013

  • Kathleen R.

    Excellent, inspiring, entertaining and enlightening....!!!

    2 · May 16, 2013

  • Subhayu M.

    I had a wonderful time. This was the first time i was interacting with musicians here in Toronto and i could not have asked for a more perfect setting. I'm itching to start playing again so if you want someone to coauthor a song with, play bass on your track or simply jam please give me a buzz. I don't have any instruments here yet but hope to purchase some very soon...

    2 · May 16, 2013

  • Jo-Anne

    I really enjoyed it; Wednesday/week nights are a good time.

    1 · May 15, 2013

  • Neel

    Great variety of talent tonight! Kudos to all who presented and provided great feedback to others.

    May 15, 2013

  • Jane G.

    Will drop in after another event

    May 15, 2013

  • Jaime

    oh boy I'll be able to come!! YAY

    May 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be there around 7pm. Looking forward to this meetup!

    May 15, 2013

  • Subhayu M.

    This would be my first ever meet-up and its something I'm really looking forward to!!!

    May 15, 2013

  • Chris G.

    Sorry, I can't make it.

    May 15, 2013

  • Jaime

    Something came up and I'm very sad I can't attend my first songwriter's meetup :(

    May 14, 2013

  • Eddy L.

    I'm afraid I'll be late. But I'd love to meet people

    May 13, 2013

  • Chansa

    I haven't yet had the privilege of attending a Meetup and I greatly look forward to finally doing so. Looking forward to the creative energy!

    May 2, 2013

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